Image:PepysLibraryCambridge.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The Library is housed on the first floor of the Pepys Building of Magdalene College, Cambridge
The '''Pepys Library''' of Magdalene College, Cambridge
, is the personal library
collected by Samuel Pepys
which he bequeathed to the college following his death in 1703.
File:Pepys Library c1870.jpg|thumb|Pepys Building c1870
Pepys was a lifelong bibliophile
and carefully nurtured his large collection of books, manuscripts, and prints. At his death, there were more than 3,000 volumes, including the diary, all carefully catalogued and indexed; they form one of the most important surviving 17th century private library|libraries
File:Pepys Library Cambridge interior.jpg|thumb|Library interior in 1890s
Pepys made detailed provisions in his will for the preservation of his book collection; and, when his nephew and heir, John Jackson, died, in 1723, it was transferred, intact, to...